Vector (Jack Stapleton Series #4)

Vector (Jack Stapleton Series #4)

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by Robin Cook, Arthur Addison
     
 

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When Dr. Jack Stapleton and Dr. Laurie Montgomery (both last seen in Cook's Chromosome 6) witness some unusual cases in their capacities as New York City forensic pathologists, the question soon becomes whether the pair will solve the puzzle before a terrorist unleashes ultimate terror in the form of a modern bioweapon.  See more details below

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When Dr. Jack Stapleton and Dr. Laurie Montgomery (both last seen in Cook's Chromosome 6) witness some unusual cases in their capacities as New York City forensic pathologists, the question soon becomes whether the pair will solve the puzzle before a terrorist unleashes ultimate terror in the form of a modern bioweapon.

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After Richard Preston's The Cobra Event, you'd think bestselling authors would give the abused citizens of New York City a little break. Well, not so. In Robin Cook's Vector, the Big Apple is locked in the sights of a twisted citizen who feels he's been deprived of the American dream. Get ready to be terrified once again.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780736644938
Publisher:
Books on Tape, Inc.
Publication date:
01/01/1999
Series:
Jack Stapleton Series, #4
Edition description:
Unabridged

Meet the Author

Nano, and is credited with popularizing the medical thriller with his wildly successful first novel, Coma. He divides his time between Boston and Florida. His most recent bestsellers include Death Benefit, Cure, and Intervention.

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Vector 4.2 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 31 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
This is a very interesting medical thriller that grabs your attention but I felt it was not quite as well written as others out there. I read this right before I read Critical Judgment by Michael Palmer and I found that Critical Judgment was a better novel overall due to the fact that the story seemed be very specific rather than being to general. Nevertheless, this is a very good book.
Guest More than 1 year ago
It is a good book. I read it during my freashman year in high school this year. Even though I put it down for a few weeks once I pick it back up and couldn't put it back down. It was the best book I have ever read.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I read this book in high school and could not put it down. By far the best book I have ever read!!! Highly recommended!
GrammieSE More than 1 year ago
I have been a fan of Robim Cook since reading COMA...nice read for a lazy afternoon
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Interesting book.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Enjoyable, but a little predictable. Very engaging.
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Guest More than 1 year ago
Outstanding, well done Dr. Cook! More twists and turns than a bag of pretzels. I just could not put this book down it is a real edge of the seat read. The pages just fly by with intense entertainment.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Vector by Robin Cook is forgettable at best. It's not that its really all that bad its just that its like a mediocre action film, theres nothing special here. In fact, I thought it was rather boring.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Robin Cook's Vector is a good thriller that held my attention to the end. I had a minor problem with noticeably hackneyed verbiage just one time. Telling most readers that orifice can be a malapropism for office detracted me from the author's craftsmanship. I had a major problem with Cook wanting me to believe that a single lab technician from Biopreparat's Sverdlovsk Compound 19 could produce both weaponized anthrax and botulinun toxin in quantity, in his basement, in a short time, all the while consuming prodigious amounts of vodka. It is not that easy. Many public documents, available to Cook and many readers, report Compound 19, and the connected Compound 32, employed close to 10,000 (15,000 people resided inside the two compounds). These scientists and technicians had help from institutes and universities throughout the Soviet Union. Cook's Yuri wasn't good enough to keep his job in this group. If fermenting anthrax using beer production methods could work, why didn't the Soviets (or Iraq, for that matter) just put a big fence around one of their many breweries? Cook could have made Yuri a lot more credible, and bio-weapons more real, with better research.
Guest More than 1 year ago
An okay plot that is somewhat hampered by the story's predictability, somewhat wooden characters, and convenient coincidences. The writing is better than some other recent Cook thrillers, but still not as well crafted as some of his earliest works. Rather than forging new ground, this once again follows the latest headlines.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Another awesome book written by Robin Cook. A edge-of-your-seat thriller! I couldn't put the book down!
Guest More than 1 year ago
This was the best thriller I have ever read. Its a pity that this is not made into a movie. It would be good for moral because of 9/11. It does hit close to home, and it scared me to know how easy it is to grow anthrax in your basement. This novel seemed realistic and I think that everyone should read it.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I'm a big SK fan but i decided to take a break and i read vector. It was awesome! It had an interesting plot and a good ending! Even if you dont enjoy reading get this book and you'll want to read books like crazy(trust me).
Guest More than 1 year ago
I tried--really tried--to enjoy this book. I told myself I would focus on the premise and ignore the wooden characters, plot contrivances, loose ends, and ludicrous dialogue. I already knew that Robin Cook couldn't pass freshman comp. But thrillers don't thrill when you laugh out loud at the pathetic prose. Example: 'The man's expression changed from one of indignation to one of anger. His cheeks empurpled.' Doesn't anyone edit this turkey?
Guest More than 1 year ago
Incredible author. Dr. cook bravely touches on sensitive true issues such as the zionist-controlled America. also, he masters the art of thrilling. you will enjoy reading any of his many writings.
Guest More than 1 year ago
This is one of Cook's better books. The graphic portrayl of the skinheads in the book and their overwillingness to kill was deeply unsettling. The possiblity of a bioweapons attack is so real and the ability to see how 'easy' one could happen is very scary. This book will defineately make you think the next time you get into a taxi cab or think about foreign relations!
Guest More than 1 year ago
His writing about biological weapons is an incredible story. I found this book to be exciting from the begining. The thought that biowarfare could be a reality as he so mentioned in the book, makes the reading much more powerful. Great book to read!
Guest More than 1 year ago
This book was cleverly written. I was amazed by the number of twists and turns in this book. All the words on every page are important to the story, though it might not be evident at the time. You'll find the doctors' social lives quite amusing (and yes, their social lives do get implemented in the main plot) Please do your self a favor and get this book. You'll kiss yourself for doing so.